MVP: Placing the User at the Heart of Your Business Strategy

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Each year publishers spend countless hours crafting lengthy Requests for Proposals (RFPs) that exhaustively detail their ideal online publishing platform. There is a sense that before a platform migration can occur every aspect of the functions, features, and capabilities must be identified and explicitly defined. Yet in other market segments the approach to revising business… Read more »

The Content Curation Challenge: Bringing Users to the “Right” Content…and More of It

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This Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 – I will contribute to a content curation panel at the Charleston Library Conference along with Will Schweitzer, Director, Product Development at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Michael Levine-Clark, Interim Dean and Director, University of Denver Libraries. The focus of the panel is to examine the… Read more »

4 Brilliant Things Apple Music Does with Playlists

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I curate content for a living so I am not easily impressed. But I am deeply taken by the way Apple Music recommends content to me through playlists. Beyond driving my engagement with the platform, Apple Music’s playlist strategy provides a powerful model for thinking about how to combine machine- and human-powered curation. Here are four (of… Read more »

Steampunk Franklin: Electrifying Students with “Safari for Schools” at Santa Susana High School

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By Darius Clarke Darius Clarke is a teacher at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley, California. You might not be surprised that the US Department of Labor expects that 74% of the new S.T.E.M. careers through the year 2022 to be in the field of “Computing & Information Systems” (CIS) alone. Across the country,… Read more »

Testing the accessibility of Safari Queue on iOS

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While my job responsibilities don’t formally include accessibility, Safari is awesome and lets me use my ability chops for the products and sites we make. I had not created an accessibility report for a native iOS app before, so testing Safari Queue was a fascinating experience for me. I’m very pleased that Safari is comfortable… Read more »

The Safari PubFactory platform for academic search and reference: a review of 2014

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Safari isn’t just a single product providing books, videos, and training courses to business professionals. We also have a robust client services group that serves the academic publishing market. The team and talent at our PubFactory division operate some of the flagship products in online search and reference. Providing great academic and scholarly content has… Read more »

An opinionated guide to digital publishing specifications

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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a standards organization serving the “open web” — the set of freely available specifications that underpin most of the visible internet. In the years since the W3C was founded, all modern businesses have become “web” businesses, with their own industry-specific processes, jargon, and priorities. To that end, the… Read more »